Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Occupational Safety (DOS) Asbestos Program
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Massachusetts' asbestos practices are generally governed by federal law. The state has been delegated authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer and enforce the asbestos NESHAP, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), and the Asbestos School Hazard Revitalization Act (ASHARA).
In addition, the state has several more stringent requirements. State notification and worker protection requirements are broader than the federal rules and apply to almost all asbestos projects ...